Nicole L. Weingartner

Director, State Government Affairs

  • CaringKind Caregiver Champions Honor Wall – Class of 2021
  • City & State’s The Responsible 100 (2019) List
  • City & State's 40 Under 40 Rising Star (Albany 2016) List
  • Star Network & The Queens Courier's 2016 Power Women in Business (Queens) Award
  • Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce’s 30 Under 30 Award (2014)
  • John J. Byrne Community Center of Uniondale’s 2012 Outstanding Advocated for Children & Youth Award

Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology, B.S.,

Airport Management & Air Traffic Control, 2015

Monmouth University, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies in Music Industry & Criminal Justice, 2009

Nicole L. Weingartner is a registered lobbyist and the Director of State Government Affairs in the New York City office of Davidoff Hutcher & Citron’s Government Relations group.  Ms. Weingartner provides strategic advocacy support to the firm’s state government relations clients on:

  • Budgetary
  • Legislative
  • Regulatory Matters
  • Design and Implementation of a Legislative Advocacy Campaign
  • Review of Potential Implications of State and/or Local Laws
  • Assisting in Political Action Committee Operations (development, management, bookkeeping, and reporting)


Nicole is also responsible for specific day-to-day executive support to the State Government Relations Practice Chair, Steve Malito.

Ms. Weingartner began her career serving as Communications Specialist for the New York State Senate and as a Regional Coordinator of Intergovernmental Relations for the New York State Assembly. Her years of experience in Albany, helping the firm’s clients navigate the legislative and budget processes each year.

Nicole has been a leader within many organizations, such as the Viscardi Advisory Council, serving on the Women’s Steering Committee of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), and the Board of Ambassadors for CaringKind (formerly the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter). She is a proud Alumna of Monmouth University (B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies – Criminal Justice & Music Industry) and Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology (B.S. in Airport Management & Air Traffic Control). And in 2022, she was appointed to the International Cannabis Bar Association‘s Legislative Advisory Committee where she will be evaluating new and proposed cannabis industry legislation and regulations that may impact the cannabis legal community’s ability to provide services nationwide and beyond. Also in 2022, Nicole was appointed a member of the Board of Directors to the Association for Fundraising Professionals’ Long Island chapter. In her newest board role she will be working alongside many outstanding leaders from some of Long Island’s most distinguished institutions in non-profit, human services, health care and higher education.

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